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Mask Mandate for Warren County Citizens

Warren County Executive Jimmy Haley on Thursday signed Executive Order No. 2 issuing a mandate order urging citizens to wear face masks in public places where the exposure of the virus can occur. Both the McMinnville Police Dept. and Warren Co. Sheriffs Dept. will promote the use of masks in public areas and will issue …

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Congress Candidate Threatened after His Remarks about Grundy County

According to a candidate for Congress, Christopher Hale says he has received death threats from people in Grundy County. On Sunday, Hale talked with citizens in Grundy County. But it wasn’t his first visit. During a parade on July 4th, Hale campaigned in Tracy City, where Confederate flags were flown. The next day he posted …

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Candidates Answers Questions during Political Forum

The Rooster 101.5 FM and On Target News combined with the Manchester Times and the Tullahoma News for the 2020 City Elections Political Forum on Thursday night at the Manchester/Coffee County Conference Center. Candidates in the city elections in Manchester and Tullahoma attended and answered important questions pertaining to their city. Despite the concerns over …

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Report: TN’s Unemployment Benefits Among Lowest in Nation

Tennesseans are filing for unemployment in record numbers, yet a new report from the Sycamore Institute says the state’s unemployment benefits and related employer taxes are among the lowest in the nation. As the coronavirus pandemic continues with a potential second wave expected, more families are relying on unemployment insurance to stay financially afloat. Sycamore …

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Gov. Lee gives County Mayors Authority to Mandate Face Coverings

Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order Friday, giving county mayors the authority to issue local mask requirements. Executive Order 54 impacts county mayors in 89 counties throughout Tennessee. The other six counties in the state, already have the authority to make such a requirement as needed. Those counties are Sullivan, Knox, Hamilton, Davidson, Madison …

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